Monday, January 26, 2009

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

To continue using the bananas in the freezer....We made banana pancakes! I always try to make a healthy version of pancakes, and this was the first real success! Even Nick was surprised because he liked them. My previous attempts at healthy pancakes always tasted a little too healthy :) I found the recipe at Epicurious and added bananas to it. (I also reduced the butter- shocking!) The recipe with my small changes is below:

* 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
* 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons well-shaken buttermilk, divided
* 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
* 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
* 1 cup mashed banana

Soak oats in 3/4 cup buttermilk 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.

Stir egg, butter, brown sugar, remaining 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, and oat mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.

Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with oil. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more.

FYI: Recipe said it makes 8 pancakes- I got 15 :)

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